On any given day, my hair is messy, big, and pretty high maintenance. Or actually, pretty low maintenance when compared to the daily routines of straightening. Yes, I spent much of the past year engaged in a morning battle of straightening my hair, which employs a rather frightening list of hair care products to calm it, keep it calmed, and protect it from the heating damage of straightening devices that seem to be rimmed in 24 karat gold, given what they cost. All to avoid this...
|Actually, this is a rather mellow hair day...|
And I like to keep the maintenance of it natural. I cringe thinking of the layers of products I used to force straightness on my curls. And while it is possible to find organic and sustainable hair care products for straightening, the only thing I have to focus on with my curls is conditioning. My basic hair care routine these days involves getting out of bed, picking through my hair with a comb (never, ever a brush!) a few spritzes with lavender water, and deciding whether I'm gonna wear it up that day with a nice headband or scarf, or wear it down.
But back to the conditioning, which is so important for hair like mine. I discovered a fabulous natural treatment via the wonderful and wonderfully inspiring blog of Brooklyn-based stylist and creative mama, Latonya Staubs. Her recipe for a natural avocado deep conditioner has become a weekly routine for me. I'm addicted to avocados (and raw avocado chocolate pudding!) and there is always one or two around here that can be added to, well, everything! So whenever I feel the need to deep condition, I just step into the kitchen...
One half for my salad...the other for my hair! It's a great treatment that I can feel good about because it's all natural! Thanks, Latonya Staubs, for sharing this! And readers, I definitely recommend her blog! You can also follow her on Instagram @latonyayvette and on Facebook!
|And I also recommend you rock your curls, girls!|